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by Colin_P
14 Nov 2014, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

The software is all free to use as is Strava. The data is uploaded to the server but is retained on the unit. You can save it directly onto your PC if you want to. Once installed it automatically uploads whenever you plug the 200 into your PC, if you are online, and also will auto update strava as w...
by Colin_P
14 Nov 2014, 3:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

The only thing where it will fall down for you is that it doesn't show the time of day whilst riding although it does have a clock.
by Colin_P
14 Nov 2014, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

Yes it does automatically update the time, it does this when you syncronise it with your PC or Laptop. Again, I cannot recommend the Edge200 enough. I've always had bike computers of one sort or another ever since I knew what they were. I had one of those little milometers that attached to front spi...
by Colin_P
14 Nov 2014, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bone conduction: Come on feel the noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Bone conduction: Come on feel the noise?

The opportunities for fart jokes here are endless. :wink:
by Colin_P
13 Nov 2014, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4369

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

Probably a bit more than you want to spend but I've got one of the baby Garmin edge computers. They are about £70 :shock: But... They do all you want more or less but a whole lot more. The biggest thing is being able to upload your data and analyse it. If you are into your 'stats' it will provide en...
by Colin_P
10 Nov 2014, 4:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uncomfortably numb (hands)
Replies: 47
Views: 5983

Re: Uncomfortably numb (hands)

These (pic below of my bike) work very well for me. They give you lots of options for 'holds' and that for me is important. I like to move my hands to different positions to prevent numbness and fatigue regardless of what bike I'm on. Not a problem on my road bike with drop bars, there are loads of ...
by Colin_P
7 Nov 2014, 6:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Are cyclists more prone to heart problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Are cyclists more prone to heart problems?

Quite right, if you are genetically pre-disposed you can suffer from coronary artery disease.

I think that lifelong cyclists overall are far less likely to suffer from heart issues but are more susceptible to some, namely Atrial Fibrillation (AF).
by Colin_P
5 Nov 2014, 1:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Are cyclists more prone to heart problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Are cyclists more prone to heart problems?

To offer a distinction; A heart attack is caused by blocked plumbing A cardiac arrest is caused by dodgy electrics in the heart A heart attack may go on to cause a cardiac arrest and this can happen quickly. Most of you willowy thin lifelong cyclists will not suffer from bad plumbing but, and as lin...
by Colin_P
23 Oct 2014, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this path negotiable.
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Is this path negotiable.

mjr wrote:That's one problem, it rewards wanton and furious riding. There's a lot not to like and it's not really free - you're just not paying with money:


Good point and very clever.

You don't have to use it.
by Colin_P
23 Oct 2014, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this path negotiable.
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Is this path negotiable.

The global heatmap really is a fantastic thing and well worth a good look at anyway. It would seem that us here in the UK and the Netherlands are rather fond of cycling, far more so than any other countries on this planet. Rather fond of Strava, don't you mean? Your probably right. There is nothing...
by Colin_P
22 Oct 2014, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this path negotiable.
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Is this path negotiable.

Another way would be to zoom into the Strava global heatmap and see if others have gone that way. (link below) http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#15/-2.27023/50.62227/blue/bike I've just had a look and it seems that a few have but not that exact route but one that differs slighlty at the West end of yo...
by Colin_P
22 Oct 2014, 1:09am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23505

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Sorry for not updating for so long. It looks (touch wood and fingers crossed) that the increase in my medication is actually working. I have not felt as well for a long time. In the past two weeks as well as going out on my daily 3 to 5 mile rides with the dog, I have managed to do two 27 mile rides...
by Colin_P
21 Oct 2014, 7:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any law re: safety release on front mudguards?
Replies: 81
Views: 5359

Re: Any law re: safety release on front mudguards?

So what happens when the "designed failure point" unclips then ? Where does the mudguard go? Pretty good chance it ends up exactly where you don't want it and you fall off. I remain unconvinced Note, I'm convinced the risk is real enough, but not that a breakway thingy is really a hlep It...
by Colin_P
21 Oct 2014, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any law re: safety release on front mudguards?
Replies: 81
Views: 5359

Re: Any law re: safety release on front mudguards?

Everyday is a school day.

Had no idea about this so checked my bike. It has them, thankfully.
by Colin_P
14 Oct 2014, 3:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scientific Calculator
Replies: 81
Views: 3255

Re: Scientific Calculator

58008
55378008
71077345


Anyone remember the snigger inducing fun punching those numbers in and turning the calculator upside down ?
Sorry for lowering the tone.